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Re: Q: Extract Elements from a List?

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  • Subject: [mg28981] Re: [mg28968] Q: Extract Elements from a List?
  • From: Ken Levasseur <Kenneth_Levasseur at>
  • Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 04:06:58 -0400 (EDT)
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One way to do it is     Map[list[[#]] &, Range[x, Length[list], y]], but
even simpler is
list[[ Range[x, Length[list], y]]].

Map[list[[#]] &, Range[3, Length[list], 2]]

\!\(TraditionalForm\`{c, e, g, i}\)

list[[ Range[3, Length[list], 2]]]

\!\(TraditionalForm\`{c, e, g, i}\)

Ken Levasseur
UMass Lowell

Robert Schuerhuber wrote:

> hi!
> probably a very easy question, but i couldn't find an answer in the
> mathematica-book:
> i need to extract elements from a list, starting th element number x and
> than taking every yth element, eg:
> with
> list={a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j}
> start=3;
> step=2:
> i'd like to get the list
> {c,e,g,i}.
> how can i do this in the easiest way?
> regards, robert

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